2 Machine Network
Posted on 1999-01-03
This question is related to Q.10111849, where I'm also offering 100 points.
I'm trying to connect a PC to a MAC using an Ethernet card (for the PC) and a crossover cable. I've installed COPSTalk on the PC side, and I'm PRETTY sure that all the hardware's working. The PC sees all of the clients and bindings it's supposed to, but it doesn't see the Mac. The reason I suspect is because my Mac is configured for dial-up, and I can't get the AppleTalk control panel to look out over the Ethernet. (I get an error message telling me to "Make sure [my] network settings are correct.") I whiz on over to the TCP/IP control panel, and it's looking through PPP, at my ISP's server.
So my question is whether or not my being configured for dial-up is keeping me from being able to connect these two computers the way I want to.
I've also noticed that both the AppleTalk and the TCP/IP control panels have names in parenthesis after their titles. Is it possible to set multiple configurations? Do I need to? What do I need to do it?
Oh yeah, the PC is a Pentium 233, the Mac is a 266 G3 Tower running OS 8.1 (both of which Apple seems to have forgotten about now that they're giddy over the iMac and 8.5).